CHAMBER NEWS: April 17, 2020
Plans Announced for Safely Opening Up America Again, Louisiana
President Provides Governors with Guidelines for Three-Phased Approach
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

Guidelines include proposed state or regional gating criteria, along with individual and employer guidelines for each of the three phases.
Gov. Edwards Creates Resilient Louisiana Commission to Guide State's Reopening
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of Resilient Louisiana, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months. The 18-member panel includes Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and will be co-chaired by Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and health care leader Terrie Sterling.
State Business Community Outlines Preliminary Framework for Economic Recovery
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Baton Rouge Chamber released an executive summary for restarting the state's economy in a responsible and safety-oriented manner. The considerations were developed in partnership with state industry executives, peer business organizations and associations from around the state--including the St. Tammany Chamber.

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Virtual Chamber Events
Wednesday, April 22
9 to 10 AM via Zoom

LIMITED to 20 participants

This members-only benefit provides a fast, effective networking opportunity while maintaining social distancing. Participants will give 1-to-2 minute sales pitches about what distinguishes their business/ service from others in their field or just inform other members about their organization and what a good referral for them would be.
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Rescheduled Chamber Events
We choose to be optimistic and have rescheduled these events based on current information.
Business & Community EXPO
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Thursday, June 4
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leadercast St. Tammany 2020

Virtual viewing option available

Wednesday, July 22
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Advertise your business to other members HERE
or with a separate CHAMBER member Eblast email
We are changing with the current business environment. During this time, we are now offering members the opportunity to use this promotional space ($125) in our daily Chamber News and/or send a standalone Eblast email ($250) to our Chamber list Monday through Friday. Our current open and click-through rates are up 5-10% over our normally better-than average rates. Click here to reserve.
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